How to Make a Patterned Paper Plate Snake

How to Make a Patterned Paper Plate Snake

How to Make a Patterned Paper Plate Snake

I love crafting with my kids and enjoy making themed crafts that they find fun.  Today’s craft has a backstory.  There are not many animals that I absolutely dislike but snakes are certainly one of them.  As such – my son thinks they are amazing.  Does anyone else have a child that absolutely adores anything that makes you cringe and/or scream?!?  I know its all in good fun so I decided to make a not so scary snake we could both enjoy.

Materials Needed

How to Make a Patterned Paper Plate Snake

  • Paper Plate
  • Tissue paper (cut into small squares)
  • White glue
  • Scissors
  • Googly eye
  • Red pipe cleaner


  • Gather all materials 
  • Cut tissue paper into small squares – you need at least two different colors (I keep a bunch of bags of pre-cut tissue paper that we use for various projects on hand)
  • Trace the shape of the snake onto the paper plater
  • Have your child cut along the line to create their snake (or you could pre-cut if the child is too young to cut themselves)
  • Put white glue on a plate 
  • Have your child crumple tissue paper, dip it in the glue and stick it on the snake body to create a line
  • Repeat this step with the other color
  • Alternate between the two colors until the entire snake body is covered
  • Attach a google eye to the head of the snake
  • Cut a small piece of the red pipe cleaner off, dip in glue and stick to the bottom side of the snakes head

How to Make a Patterned Paper Plate Snake

This is a great way for children to hone some of their fine motor skills.  They can practice cutting, crumpling, gluing and patterning all in one project.  The best benefit – they can make a friendly snake that most mommy’s won’t be scared of!

How to Make a Patterned Paper Plate Snake

Our snake represents letter “S” in the 31 Days of ABC over at All Done Monkey

31 Days of ABC - October 2016 |

After taking a break last year due to the arrival of Baby #3, we are back with one of my favorite series, the 31 Days of ABC! You can look forward to 31 more days of activities, crafts, books, apps, and more, all dedicated to teaching young children the alphabet.

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So join us as we jump, skip, hop, and read our way through the alphabet this October!

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31 Days of ABC

Teaching the ABCs – October 1

All Done Monkey: Creating a Preschool Letter of the Week Curriculum

A – October 2

Frogs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails: Apple Scented Glitter Glue and Apple Craft

B – October 3

Witty Hoots: How to Make Fabulous Button Bookmarks

C – October 4

Preschool Powol Packets: Construction Truck Preschool Action Rhyme

D – October 5

ArtsyCraftsyMom: Printable Dinosaur Alphabet Sequencing Puzzle

E – October 6

Preschool Powol Packets: Elephant Art Project and Thailand Lesson

F – October 7

Spanglish Monkey: Spanish-English ABC Flashcards

G – October 8

Royal Baloo: Simple Ghost Painting Project

H – October 9

Peakle Pie: Hide and Seek

I – October 10

Look! We’re Learning!: Insect Activities for Kids

J – October 11

All Done Monkey: Olmec Jaguar Craft

K – October 12

Preschool Powol Packets: I Am a Kite Action Rhyme for Preschool

L – October 13

Raising a Trilingual Child: Letter Learning with a Multilingual Twist

M – October 14

Creative World of Varya

N – October 15

Peakle Pie: Narwhal Fingerprint Pictures

O – October 16

For the Love of Spanish: O es de Oso

P – October 17

Little Hiccups

Q – October 18

All Done Monkey

R – October 19

Sugar, Spice & Glitter

S – October 20

Crafty Mama in ME

T – October 21

Discovering the World Through My Son’s Eyes

U – October 22

Witty Hoots

V – October 23

Creative World of Varya

W – October 24

Creative World of Varya

X – October 25

All Done Monkey

Y – October 26

Our Daily Craft

Z – October 27

Discovering the World Through My Son’s Eyes

123’s – October 28

Hispanic Mama

Prewriting – October 29

Sugar Aunts

Books, Songs, & Apps – October 30

The Jenny Evolution

Alphabet Clip Cards – October 31

The Kindergarten Connection
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